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Mysterious fire razes St Elizabeth ‘haunted house’

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large, South/Central Bureau [email protected]

Thursday, June 06, 2013

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SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — After weeks of mysterious burnings and reports of people being hit with stones thrown by “invisible” hands, a pur-ported “haunted house” was destroyed by fire at Rose Hall district, in south east St Elizabeth yesterday.

Reports pieced together from residents and firemen at the Junction Fire Station said the fire started shortly before midday and quickly engulfed the five-apartment building.


Distraught householders said they lost “everything”. The fire department esti-mated the total loss at around $15 million. Family members, who yesterday steadfastly insisted that their names be kept out of news reports, confirmed that the house was not insured.

The Junction police confirmed late yesterday that they were investigating the incident.

A 42-year-old daughter of the householders said any material assistance would be welcomed “because the house burn down and we lose everything”.

Fire personnel said that on their arrival the house was already “engulfed”. They were able to save an old building, almost adjoining, described by relatives and neighbours as an “old outside kitchen”. Firemen described the cause of the fire as “unknown”.

But family members and neighbours were in no doubt that it was merely a continuation of the mysterious happenings occurring sporadically since April 20. They claim several people have been hit with stones and small fires had, on occasion, destroyed furniture, including mattresses and settee chairs. They insist that the cause is “not natural” and is “duppy business”.

The daughter told the Jamaica Observer that in the latest incident, family members found themselves being hit by stones on occasions Monday night to early Tuesday morning.

It was as if the stones were “coming out of the ceiling”, she said. She showed this reporter bruises on her neck and arms as evidence of being hit.

She claimed they left the house yesterday, with some family members hoping to go to the doctor only to hear that the house was on fire.

“Pure fire mi see a bun … the whole of the top of the house pure fire,” a neighbour, who claimed to have been early on the scene, said.

When the Observer team arrived in mid-afternoon, only the blackened walls of the burnt-out house remained with scores of people from surrounding communities visiting to see for themselves. Twisted metal in what was said to be the kitchen was identified by neighbours as the remains of appliances, including fridge and stove. Saddest of all, perhaps, were the remains of school books burnt to cinder.

The daughter who spoke to the Observer, angrily rejected allegations that family members had been involved in demonism and spiritualism of any form.

“We not in no de Laurence business, we don’t deal inna obeah, we don’t know anything bout dem thing deh… I have to work too hard to tek my money give obeah man,” she said. “If we did owe de Laurence money, wi nuh woulda pay it back long time from the first stone dem start throw? But wi don’t know who to go to because wi don’t owe nobody and wi don’t do nobody nuttin,” she said.

Her constant puzzled refrain was “we want to know what cause this?” She asked this reporter: “In all your experience, you have any idea what could cause this?” She got no answers.

She confirmed that her 70-year-old mother had been taken to the doctor. “She suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure, and all this is too much,” she said.

The daughter said that after initially dismissing reports that “duppies” (ghosts) were involved, she changed her opinion weeks ago, when she saw a window on fire with no obvious source. “Mi see it fi myself,” she said.

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25 comments to this article

  1. Cindy Royal

    on June 6, 2013 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Oh lord. I don’t know what to say. How can the rebuild on the land given what they think is happening there?

  2. ISpy (With my two big black eyes)

    on June 6, 2013 at 9:49 am - Reply

    One of the daughter know the real reason fi all a dis, married man dead left millions give her excluding the wife and di wife sey she nah go live in peace wid di money.

    • Cindy Royal

      on June 6, 2013 at 9:57 am - Reply

      A loie!!! Hol on deh Metty :ngacir2

    • Quiet Storm

      on June 6, 2013 at 12:12 pm - Reply

      I knew there was something more to the story……It cudden juss so-so soh

      Tonks ISpy

  3. Real

    on June 6, 2013 at 10:25 am - Reply

    mi done know seh di dawta involve inna dis ..cause only wen shi dede di duppy gwaan bad…and mi a tell yu se ……da house deh a duppy prob start it but a nu dem finish it….a somebody bun down di house flat…………………wen a man is marries do not tarries

  4. simplicity

    on June 6, 2013 at 10:26 am - Reply

    the younger dawta ispy de sed 15mil weh de house cost a sum weh close tuh dat she get if not bit ova half….suh a likkle link pinch me tell mi just nuh too long suh d ppl dm ready f tawk cuz it planted pon d land de land is condemn anything lse build deh a sink it aguh sink next

    • ISpy (With my two big black eyes)

      on June 6, 2013 at 10:43 am - Reply

      Simplicity, all grave di duppy dem a dig and a talk to the likkle girl in the house and a tell her who dem come fah. But them sey the man left the wife and was going to divorce her and the wife kill him.

      • simplicity

        on June 6, 2013 at 10:48 am - Reply


        but the wife nuh have kids for him?!?!?!

        • ISpy (With my two big black eyes)

          on June 6, 2013 at 11:08 am - Reply

          Big kids that get money is just she never get none, but the house

          • Met

            on June 6, 2013 at 11:11 am -

            ispy she shudda tek it up wid di man because all whey a gwaan deh if di girl go repent and clear her side all dat whey she set pan har will go right back to her

  5. simplicity

    on June 6, 2013 at 10:26 am - Reply

    mi mannaz mawnin,met,metters,peepers nd others

  6. Cindy Royal

    on June 6, 2013 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Di house newly built enuh, wid all many more blocks on it looking like further construction would’ve been underway if the duppy neva come in the pic. All wen yuh look inside the house yuh can si seh di furniture being burnt r new. Suh is like di wife mussi set di ting fi di money weh di matey get burn like butta gens sun, cuz di duppy start burn burn di new furnishings, suh til di house (which I’m sure cost some mil to mek) burn up. Me estimate seh at least $5mil outta di 15 bun already, not to mention wen shi try fi eedah rebuild or guh sumweh else, or wen har madda get sicker from di hol mess. Lord God, talk bout crosses bcuz a married man.

  7. simplicity

    on June 6, 2013 at 10:38 am - Reply

    sed suh cindy

  8. ISpy (With my two big black eyes)

    on June 6, 2013 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Dem ppl yah couldn’t even put pot pon fire and the man insurance money go to Matey and wifey found out and King fish buy and had to sell and all because the wife sey she not going to enjoy the money nopes, The big daughter

  9. simplicity

    on June 6, 2013 at 10:47 am - Reply

    oh okay

  10. ISpy (With my two big black eyes)

    on June 6, 2013 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Ms. Met is it true that obeah can only reach yuh if yuh mix up into it ?

    • Cindy Royal

      on June 6, 2013 at 11:25 am - Reply

      Mi hear dat too enuh Ispy, but mi nuh know. My granny used to tell mi seh nuh obeah cyaah reach mi cuz mi cross spirited like har lol.

    • Met

      on June 6, 2013 at 11:25 am - Reply

      no Ispy. Just like Job obeah can set in if its allowed by God because of whatever reason..

      • Cindy Royal

        on June 6, 2013 at 11:32 am - Reply

        I guess like how she an di man break a commandment Met (adultery), it will reach har & di man too. But wife naw guh end up well eedah, cuz shi break another commandment (iniquity) too fi get fi har revenge. Is like how him did tek David & Bathsheba 1st born as payment fi dem sin, but because David repent him allow him fi tek har as him wife & grace dem wid Solomon, meanwhile Saul ending was bad cuz him guh indulge iniquity pan top of disobeying God.

        • Met

          on June 6, 2013 at 11:39 am - Reply

          same so cindy same so…das y the world will always have evil because all di wife..what she nuh get will fall on her generations to come

  11. ISpy (With my two big black eyes)

    on June 6, 2013 at 11:28 am - Reply

    Cindy, wonder if we share the same granny or frens, ppl always sey mi too cross spirit but must keep it that way cah duppy wont trouble mi!!!

  12. Real

    on June 6, 2013 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    di gyal really dede and shi nuh repent weh shi do and mek it reach so far….because shi nuh tink she do nutten wrong…den how di bredda a bawal and a se him hard working …and know seh a di married man money build di house all a call pon God …no sah is a dangerous family dis yah …di sista neva wah nu camera up a dem house ………………

  13. Anonymous

    on June 6, 2013 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    I feel like di matey hand inna voodoo to..


    on November 10, 2014 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    yah need to stop

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